JNLR Results April 2011 – March 2012 published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today (3rd May 2012). It covers the 12 month period from April 2011- March 2012. On behalf of the JNLR Committee, a media release and summary information tables are available for download here. Please note: Media Queries regarding individual programme or station performance should … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme update: 21 BAI funded projects commence production

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has recently signed contracts with a number of independent producers and broadcasters that were awarded production funding to make TV or Radio programmes through the Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Sound & Vision II. The Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Sound & Vision II  was established to provide funding in support … Continued

BAI signs contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny “Dreamtime Radio”

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 30th April 2012, signed a 5-year Institutional Sound Broadcasting Contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny Limited. S.O.S. Kilkenny Ltd. is a registered charity that provides lifetime services to adults with intellectual disabilities at its campus on Callan Road, Kilkenny. The new radio station “Dreamtime Radio” will broadcast for 6 hours … Continued

BAI signs contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny "Dreamtime Radio"

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 30th April 2012, signed a 5-year Institutional Sound Broadcasting Contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny Limited. S.O.S. Kilkenny Ltd. is a registered charity that provides lifetime services to adults with intellectual disabilities at its campus on Callan Road, Kilkenny. The new radio station “Dreamtime Radio” will broadcast for 6 hours … Continued

BAI highlights Referendum coverage requirements

In advance of the forthcoming referendum scheduled to take place on 31st May 2012, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has written to all broadcasters reminding them that the BAI Code on Referenda and Election Coverage applies to all reporting on the referendum on the Treaty on Stability, Co-operation and Governance in the Economic and … Continued

BAI publishes Ownership and Control Policy (2012)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 26th April 2012, published the BAI Ownership and Control Policy (2012). This replaces the current policy which was operational from 2010. The policy has been updated to reflect the legislative provisions contained in the Broadcasting Act 2009 (“the 2009 Act”) and the contents of the BAI Strategy Statement … Continued

BAI launches 2012 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (5th April) launched its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2012. This Scheme is open to licensed community and community of interest radio and television stations.  The aim of the Scheme is to award funding grants which enable community broadcasters to evaluate and review the operation and effectiveness of … Continued

BAI launches Sectoral Learning and Development Policy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 4th April 2012, launched the BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Policy. This important document sets out a framework by which the BAI can engage with the broadcasting sector to help identify and address its various learning and development needs. The Policy, which has been developed in consultation with … Continued

BAI allocates €4.42million towards the production of television and radio programmes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 3rd April 2012, announced funding decisions from Round 13 of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Round 13 of the Scheme accepted applications for both TV and Radio projects and a total of 163 applications were received. A total of €4.42 million has been offered to broadcasters and independent … Continued

BAI launches consultation on Draft General and Children's Commercial Communications Codes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30th March) launched a public consultation on a new Draft Children’s Commercial Communications Code and a new Draft General Commercial Communications Code. Under existing rules, commercial communications which are of particular interest to children or those broadcast during children’s programmes, are required to be responsible in their … Continued

BAI launches consultation on Draft General and Children’s Commercial Communications Codes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30th March) launched a public consultation on a new Draft Children’s Commercial Communications Code and a new Draft General Commercial Communications Code. Under existing rules, commercial communications which are of particular interest to children or those broadcast during children’s programmes, are required to be responsible in their … Continued

Seven BAI funded projects commence production

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has recently signed contracts with a number of producers that have been awarded production funding to make TV or Radio programmes through the BAI’s Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Sound & Vision II. The Broadcasting Funding Scheme was established to provide funding in support of high quality programmes on Irish … Continued

BAI publishes Broadcasting Services Strategy and opens consultation on commercial radio licensing plan

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 21st March 2012, published the Broadcasting Services Strategy and commenced a consultation on the current make up of the commercial radio franchise areas in the State. Broadcasting Services Strategy The Broadcasting Services Strategy outlines the Authority’s vision for the optimum mix of broadcasting services in Ireland and … Continued

BAI announces plans to launch draft code on advertising of food and drink to children

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (15th March) announced that it will launch a public consultation at the end of March on rules governing how food and drink should be commercially promoted to children in the broadcast media. The rules will be included in the draft revised BAI Children’s Commercial Communications Code. The … Continued

BAI Compliance Committee Meeting 13th March 2012

BAI COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE MEETING 13th March 2012: PRIME TIME INVESTIGATES ‘MISSION TO PREY’ THE FRONTLINE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE Prime Time Investigates ‘Mission to Prey’ In December 2011, the BAI Compliance Committee launched an investigation into RTÉ’s Prime Time Investigates programme, ‘Mission to Prey’, broadcast on 23rd May 2011. The investigation was undertaken by the BAI appointed … Continued

BAI signs contract with West Limerick Community Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 15th February 2012, signed a sound broadcasting contract with WLCR FM Limited trading as West Limerick Community Radio. Today’s contract signing marks the second licence for the broadcaster. The station has been on air since 2005 and broadcasts a wide range of programmes to communities in West … Continued

JNLR Jan 2011-Dec 2011 Survey results released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today (2nd February 2012). It covers the 12-month period from January 2011 to December 2011. On behalf of the JNLR Committee, a press release and summary information tables is available for download here Please note: Media Queries regarding individual programme or station performance should … Continued

BAI launches consultation on draft code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs Programming

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (1st February 2012) launched a public consultation on a Draft Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs. The Broadcasting Act 2009 requires that broadcasters ensure that all news broadcast is reported and presented in an objective and impartial manner without any expression of … Continued

Broadcast Archiving Scheme is approved

A new funding scheme developed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) to support the archiving of broadcast material has been approved by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte TD. The aim of the Broadcast Archiving Scheme is to encourage and support the development of an archiving culture in the Irish … Continued

BAI allocates €962k to the production of radio programmes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 24th January 2012, announced funding decisions for Round 12 (Radio) of The Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Grants totaling €962,000 have been offered to 99 projects to be broadcast on a mix of commercial, community and public service radio stations across the country. All of the projects will explore … Continued

Reminder: Access Rules Consultation closes on 24th January

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (4th January 2012) issued a reminder that there is less than three weeks left to engage with the public consultation on proposed new rules to govern the level of subtitling, sign language and audio description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public. The new rules … Continued

BAI Compliance Committee appoints Investigating Officer

The BAI Compliance Committee has announced the appointment of Anna Carragher as Investigating Officer to undertake an investigation into the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme, “Mission to Prey”, broadcast on the 23rd May 2011. Ms. Carragher is a former Controller of BBC Northern Ireland where she was editorially responsible for all BBC Northern Ireland output. … Continued

BAI launches Public Consultation on Access Rules

New Rules on Television Subtitling, Sign Language and Audio Descriptions Proposed – Public invited to offer feedback – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (6th December 2011) launched a public consultation on proposed new rules to govern the level of subtitling, sign language and audio description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to … Continued

BAI Compliance Committee to investigate Prime Time Investigates Programme

The BAI Compliance Committee at its meeting this morning (29th November) has decided to commence an investigation into the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme broadcast on the 23rd May 2011, further to Section 53 of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The investigation will examine whether the programme segment dealing with Fr. Kevin Reynolds breached sub-sections 39(1) … Continued

BAI receives 227 submissions to consultation on Children’s Advertising Code Review

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has received 227 submissions in response  to its recent public consultation on how food and drink should be commercially promoted to children in the broadcast media. Responses came from a wide variety of sources including members of the public, the broadcasting sector, politicians, NGOs and other groups representing the … Continued

BAI receives 227 submissions to consultation on Children's Advertising Code Review

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has received 227 submissions in response  to its recent public consultation on how food and drink should be commercially promoted to children in the broadcast media. Responses came from a wide variety of sources including members of the public, the broadcasting sector, politicians, NGOs and other groups representing the … Continued

BAI publishes Statement as required by Section 32(4) of the Broadcasting Act 2009

The Authority and its statutory committees are required under Section 32(4) of the Broadcasting Act 2009 to publish a statement setting out how the BAI proposes, during the period for which the statement is made, to ensure that regulation by the Authority and the statutory committees does not involve the imposition or maintenance of unnecessary … Continued

BAI announces closing dates for the Broadcasting Funding Scheme in 2012

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has announced closing dates for applications to Sound & Vision II – The Broadcasting Funding Scheme during 2012. The number of closing dates for television and radio projects has been increased. The core objective of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme is to increase public access at national, local and community … Continued

BAI extends deadline for submissions on Children's Commercial Communications Code

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (27.09.11) extended the deadline for responses to its public consultation on how food and drink should be commercially promoted to children in the broadcast media. The deadline has been extended by six working days and submissions will now be accepted by the BAI up to 12 noon … Continued

BAI Publishes Broadcasting Code on Referenda and Election Coverage

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (13th September 2011) published the BAI Broadcasting Code on Referenda and Election Coverage (“the Code”). The Code sets out the rules that Irish broadcasters must comply with when covering any election, including presidential elections, or referendum held in the Republic of Ireland. The Code is effective immediately. … Continued

BAI allocates €7.8Million towards the production of television programmes

43 television projects offered funding 16 of the projects will be broadcast on Commercial and Community Television Funding package includes the allocation of €680,000 to 2 Animation Projects Funding of €2.3 million for Irish Language Projects The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 6th September 2011, announced funding decisions for Round 11 (TV) of … Continued

BAI Signs contract with a new Community Radio Station for East Limerick

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 1st September 2011, signed a ten year community sound broadcasting contract with Boherroe Broadcasting Company Limited trading as East Limerick Community Radio. The service, which will commence broadcasting on 19th September, will be on-air 7 days a week and available in the areas of Boher, Pallas Grean … Continued

BAI launches Public Consultation on the Draft Broadcasting Services Strategy

The Broadcasting Authority Ireland (BAI) has today, 31st August 2011, published the Draft BAI Broadcasting Services Strategy for public consultation. This draft Strategy outlines the Authority’s proposed approach to the licensing of broadcasting services that are additional to those currently provided by RTÉ and TG4. It also presents the BAI’s vision regarding the optimum mix … Continued

BAI seeks views on advertising of food and drink to children

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30th August 2011) launched a public consultation on how food and drink should be commercially promoted to children in the broadcast media. The public consultation is part of a review by the BAI on the diet and nutrition rules contained in its Children’s Commercial Communications Code.  Under … Continued

BAI Publishes Draft Code on Referenda and Election Coverage

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (10th August 2011) issued the Draft BAI Broadcasting Code on Referenda and Election Coverage (Draft Broadcasting Code). This Draft Broadcasting Code proposes a range of standards with which Irish broadcasters must comply when covering referenda and/or elections held in the Republic of Ireland, including the Presidential Election … Continued

Invitation to Quote – Advertising Market Analyst

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is seeking the services of a suitably experienced advertising market analyst to assist work being undertaken by it as part of the review of the BAI Children’s Commercial Communications Code. The successful candidate will be required to analyse and report on particular aspects of written submissions received on foot … Continued

Invitation to Quote – Nutrition Scientist

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is seeking the services of a suitably experienced nutrition scientist to assist work being undertaken by it as part of the review of the BAI Children’s Commercial Communications Code. The successful candidate will be required to assist the review of the Children’s Commercial Communications Code with a particular emphasis … Continued

Research Report Published: Analysis of Community Radio Funding Schemes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) announces today (25th July 2011) the publication of a research report which explores ways in which government-funded programme production schemes can contribute to the development and sustainability of the community radio sector. “Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Community Radio Funding Schemes”The research project explores how the programme-making capacity within the … Continued

BAI launches 2011 Media Research Fund

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (23rd June) announced details of grants available under its Media Research Funding Scheme. The Scheme was launched in 2007 and, to date, has funded seven research projects to a total value of approximately €130,000. The Authority recognises the importance of research in guiding and planning all aspects … Continued

BAI awards €630k to Irish Language TV and Radio projects

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 22nd June 2011, announced funding decisions for the 2011 Special Schemes round of Sound & Vision II – the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. The Special Schemes round is designed to encourage the development of a particular theme or objective of the Scheme. A key requiredment is that at … Continued

BAI launches Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2011

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has launched the Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2011. The Scheme was launched at the 2011 Craol Community Radio Féile, in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The Scheme is open to licensed community and community of interest radio and television stations and awards funding grants enabling stations to evaluate and review the operation … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme Round 11 Radio outcomes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 24th May 2011, announced funding decisions for Round 11 (Radio) of The Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Grants totalling €796,000 have been awarded to support the production of 96 radio projects that will be broadcast on 30 radio stations across the country. All the projects will explore the themes … Continued

New Broadcasting Complaints Process Introduced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (4th May) introduced changes to the manner in which the public can make complaints about Irish radio and television programmes. From today, all complaints about programming and commercial communications (including advertising, sponsorship and product placement) should be directed in the first instance to the relevant broadcaster. These … Continued

BAI Publishes Right of Reply Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (3rd May) published the BAI Right of Reply Scheme. The Scheme, which comes into effect from 4th May, will provide for the broadcast of a Right of Reply Statement that will facilitate the correction of incorrect information which has been broadcast and which has resulted in a … Continued

BAI Publishes Revised Commercial Communications Codes

The BAI has today (27th April) published the revised General and Children’s Commercial Communications Codes. The Codes detail the rules that apply to advertising, sponsorship, product placement and other commercial communications aired by Irish radio and television stations. The two statutory Codes will come into effect from Monday 2nd May next. From that date onwards, … Continued

BAI signs contract with West Dublin Access Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today (29th March), signed a 10-year community sound broadcasting contract with BCA Social Economy Project Limited. The service broadcasting as “West Dublin Access Radio” on 96FM in the West Dublin area had previously operated under a five-year community sound broadcasting contract. Speaking about the contract signing, Michael O’Keeffe, BAI … Continued

BAI announces decision to permit Paid Product Placement

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (9th March) announced the decision to permit paid product placement on Irish television. The change is one of a number to be included in the BAI’s revised General and Children’s Commercial Communications Codes. The revised Codes will be published in the coming weeks and will take effect … Continued

BAI invites Expressions of Interest for DTT Content

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) is inviting expressions of interest from broadcast content providers and other interested parties for the provision of free-to-air broadcasting services for transmission on the RTÉ DTT Multiplexes. The Authority has been directed by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to seek expresssions of interest and issue a … Continued

BAI Strategy Statement 2011-2013 Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (February 18th) published its first Strategy Statement which sets out the organisation’s mission and values as well as its vision for the broadcasting sector for the period 2011-2013. The Statement captures the focus of the work of the BAI in seven over-arching strategic themes. Eight strategic (high … Continued

BAI Publishes Broadcasting Code on Election Coverage

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (31st January 2011) published the BAI Broadcasting Code on Election Coverage (the Election Code). The Code details a range of rules with which all Irish broadcasters must comply when covering any election held in the Republic of Ireland, including the forthcoming General Election. The key principle of … Continued

BAI publishes Draft Right of Reply Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (11th January 2011) published the Draft BAI Right of Reply Scheme (Draft Scheme). The Draft Scheme, once implemented, will provide for the broadcast of a Right of Reply Statement which will facilitate the correction of incorrect information which has been broadcast and which has resulted in a … Continued

BAI signs contract with Spirit Radio Limited

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (Wednesday 22nd December) signed an eighteen month sound broadcasting contract with Spirit Radio Limited (trading as Spirit Radio) for the provision of a quasi-national Christian and religious sound broadcasting service on the AM band with low-power FM transmitter stations. The initial contract will allow the station broadcast … Continued

BAI signs contract with South West Donegal Community Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 22nd December 2010, signed a 10-year Community Sound Broadcasting Contract with South West Donegal Community Radio Limited. The service is expected to launch in early February 2011 and will broadcast on 88.6FM to Killybegs, Miltown and environs. It will initially broadcast for four hours on Monday and Friday … Continued

BAI publishes Draft Code on Election Coverage

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (16th December 2010) issued the Draft BAI Broadcasting Code on Coverage of Elections (Draft Election Code). The Draft Election Code proposes a range of standards with which Irish broadcasters must comply when covering any election held in the Republic of Ireland, including local, European and General Elections. … Continued

BAI publishes draft Product Placement rules

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (9th December 2010) issued the Draft Revised General Commercial Communications Code. The Draft Revised Code proposes a number of changes to the way in which product placement on television is to be regulated and the BAI is inviting the public and interested groups to comment on these … Continued

BAI signs contract with Athlone Community Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 29th November 2010, signed a 10-year Community Sound Broadcasting Contract with Athlone Community Radio Limited. The service, to be known as “Athlone Community Radio”, is expected to launch in mid-January 2011 and broadcast on 88.4FM to Athlone town and environs. It will initially broadcast for four hours on … Continued

Public Consultation on the proposed BAI Statement of Strategy 2011 – 2013.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (2nd November 2010) announced the launch of the final phase of the Public Consultation process on the BAI Statement of Strategy for the period 2011 – 2013. This strategy will clearly identify the vision and values of the BAI and will also form the basis of the … Continued

BAI signs contracts with two Community Radio stations

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today (30th June), signed Community Sound Broadcasting Contracts with Dundalk FM and Ros FM respectively. Both services have been on air since 2004 and today’s signings conclude the licensing processes undertaken in 2009 to relicense services in these areas. Both services now have contracts to broadcast until 2019. Dundalk … Continued

BAI signs contract with Ballyhoura Community Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 25th August 2010, signed a Community Broadcasting Contract with Ballyhoura Community Radio Limited. BCR FM, operated by Ballyhoura Community Radio Limited will provide a community radio service to the town of Charleville and its environs. The service is expected to launch in mid September 2010 and will initially … Continued

BAI Statement on Conclusion of Commercial DTT Multiplex Licensing Process

At its most recent meeting, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) gave further detailed consideration to the prospects for commercial DTT in Ireland. It reiterated its disappointment that, having discharged its responsibilities under the 2009 Act, the outcome was that none of the three applicants had been able to bring matters to a satisfactory conclusion. … Continued

BAI signs contract with Radio Nova

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (Wednesday 4th August) signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with Classic Rock Broadcasting Limited (trading as Radio Nova) for the provision of a classic rock music-based commercial sound broadcasting service for a general audience in the 25-54 age group on the FM band in Dublin City, County … Continued

BAI Publishes Revised Rules on Advertising and Teleshopping (Daily and Hourly Limits)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (27th July) published revised Rules on Advertising and Teleshopping (Daily and Hourly Limits). The revisions reflect changes agreed by the Authority at its meeting on 26th July following a period of public consultation. The revised rules increase the amount of advertising permissible on independent Irish commercial television stations … Continued

Public Consultation: Development of BAI Statement of Strategy 2011-2013

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (1st July) announced the launch of a Public Consultation process as part of the development of the BAI Statement of Strategy for the period 2011 – 2013. The purpose of the consultation is to provide interested parties and the general public (individuals, groups or associations) with an … Continued

BAI launches Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2010

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today (18th June 2010) launched the Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2010. The Scheme, which is open to licensed Community Television and Community Radio Stations, awards funding grants enabling stations to evaluate and review the operation and effectiveness of their services. Evaluations funded by the Scheme can either concentrate on … Continued

BAI publishes Draft BAI Rules on Advertising and Teleshopping (Daily and Hourly Limits)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (16th June) published draft broadcasting rules that, if adopted, will increase the amount of advertising permissible on independent commercial television in Ireland. The Draft BAI Rules on Advertising and Teleshopping (Daily and Hourly Limits) propose to revise the maximum amount of advertising permitted per hour from the … Continued

BAI signs contract with Dublin’s Q102

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (Monday 24th May) signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with City Broadcasting Limited (trading as Dublin’s Q102) for the provision of a music-based commercial sound broadcasting service for a general audience in the 35-55 age group on the FM band in Dublin City and County. This is … Continued

BAI signs contract with Dublin's Q102

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (Monday 24th May) signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with City Broadcasting Limited (trading as Dublin’s Q102) for the provision of a music-based commercial sound broadcasting service for a general audience in the 35-55 age group on the FM band in Dublin City and County. This is … Continued

BAI Statement on Digital Terrestrial Television (“DTT”) Contracts Awards Process

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has been advised by the Easy TV consortium that it has decided to decline the BAI’s offer to pursue negotiations for the provision of three Commercial DTT Multiplex Contracts. The withdrawal of the Easy TV consortium now brings the current DTT licensing process to a conclusion. The matter will … Continued

BAI launches Revised Broadcasting Codes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (11th May 2010) issued two revised broadcasting codes. The revised codes update the standards that radio and television advertising, sponsorship, product placement and other forms of commercial communications broadcast in Ireland must meet. All Irish radio and television broadcasters will be legally required to comply with the … Continued

BAI Announces Community Radio Licensing Decisions

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) at its recent meeting on 14th April 2010 made the following radio licensing decision: The BAI Contract Awards Committee has decided that a community sound broadcasting service should be awarded, in principle, to the following group: West Limerick Community Radio Limited – A service for West County Limerick The … Continued

BAI Announces Community Radio Licensing Decisions

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (6th April) announced the following radio licensing decisions: The BAI Contracts Awards Committee has decided that community sound broadcasting service contracts should be awarded, in principle, to each of the following groups: Boherroe Broadcasting Limited – A service for East County Limerick Athlone Community Radio Limited – … Continued

BAI-funded project secures “Oscar” nomination

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), today 2nd February, extended its congratulations to Director Tomm Moore and production company Cartoon Saloon on the Oscar nomination of “The Secret of Kells” at this year’s Academy Awards. The project was made with funding support from the BAI’s Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme and is nominated in … Continued

BAI Publishes Draft Rules on Advertising and Teleshopping Daily and Hourly Limits

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (16th November) published Draft Rules on Advertising and Teleshopping (Daily and Hourly Limits). The BAI is now providing members of the public and interested groups with the opportunity to submit any views on the draft Rules. Once finalised, the Rules will give effect to the transposition into … Continued

Independent Report Confirms Majority Support for Retention of Prohibitions on Political Advertising in Ireland

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) announced today (16th November 2009) the publication of a research report on the issue of political advertising. Entitled “Political Advertising: The regulatory Position and the Public View” the report was written by Dr. Kevin Rafter and was funded through the BCI’s Media Research Bursary Scheme. The research report examines … Continued

BAI publishes draft codes on audiovisual commercial communications

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (2nd November 2009) issued the draft General Code on Audiovisual Commercial Communications and the draft Children’s Code on Audiovisual Commercial Communications. The draft Codes propose a number of changes to the regulation of advertising, sponsorship and other commercial communications and the BAI is inviting the public and … Continued

BCI publishes advertising and teleshopping daily and hourly limits

The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland has today (September 30th) published rules regarding ‘Advertising and Teleshopping Daily and Hourly Limits’.  The rules relate to the total daily times permitted to transmit advertising and teleshopping material.  They also specify the maximum period in any given hour that can devoted to advertising or teleshopping.  The legislation further provides … Continued